Study of Hematological Parameters in Patients of Different Subtypes of Panduroga

Shalini Rai, Madhukar Rai, Vineetha Gupta, Vijai Tilak, A C Kar

Abstract


Introduction: Diagnosis in Ayurveda depends on history and clinical examination of the patient. Application of technological advancements and diagnostics tin Ayurveda may increase its acceptability globally and add objectivity to it. This research is advancement in the same direction to observe and analyze the haematological profile in patients of Panduroga (anemia) after categorizing them into Pandu roga subtypes and report the findings.

Material and Methods: A prospective non – interventional observational exploratory study was conducted for a period of 18 months on hundred newly diagnosed adult and pediatric cases of anemia presenting to department of pediatrics and general medicine. Patients were categorized into Panduroga subtypes after examining them in detail with history, physical examination, hematological and other relevant investigations and with their due written informed consent. The data was then put to statistical analysis.

Results: Differences were observed in the values of hematological parameters for the different subtypes of Panduroga which were statistically significant for Hemoglobin, Total Red blood cell count (TRBC), Hematocrit (HCT), Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and Red cell distribution width (RDW).

Conclusion: The differences in the objective profile as uncovered in the study reveals that the subtypes of Panduroga correlate to some extent to the different stages and pathology of anemia. However, the application of this study to the management of different types of anemia will require further confirmatory study with larger sample size in each subgroup.


Keywords


Anemia, Haematological profile, Panduroga

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